Kensico Capital Management Has Lowered Constellation Brands (STZ) Stake By $11.25 Million; ACKERMANS & VAN HAAR (AVHNF) Sellers Increased By 39.9% Their Shorts

December 12, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

ACKERMANS & VAN HAAR (OTCMKTS:AVHNF) had an increase of 39.9% in short interest. AVHNF’s SI was 27,000 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 39.9% from 19,300 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 270 days are for ACKERMANS & VAN HAAR (OTCMKTS:AVHNF)’s short sellers to cover AVHNF’s short positions. It closed at $170 lastly. It is down 0.00% since December 12, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Kensico Capital Management Corp decreased Constellation Brands Inc (STZ) stake by 1% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Kensico Capital Management Corp sold 58,300 shares as Constellation Brands Inc (STZ)’s stock rose 13.40%. The Kensico Capital Management Corp holds 5.76M shares with $1.12B value, down from 5.82M last quarter. Constellation Brands Inc now has $42.90B valuation. The stock increased 0.64% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $219.37. About 1.36 million shares traded or 9.47% up from the average. Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) has risen 17.20% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.50% the S&P500.

Analysts await Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) to report earnings on January, 4. They expect $1.88 EPS, down 4.08% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.96 per share. STZ’s profit will be $367.69 million for 29.17 P/E if the $1.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.47 actual EPS reported by Constellation Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.89% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 42 investors sold STZ shares while 242 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 221 raised stakes. 143.15 million shares or 0.40% less from 143.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Archon Limited Liability Company has 0.4% invested in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Calamos Advisors holds 136,277 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Wesbanco Bancorporation Incorporated has 75,753 shares. 1.88 million are held by Senator Gru Lp. Aqr Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 590,226 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Kistler owns 1,408 shares. Webster Retail Bank N A accumulated 7,137 shares. Tdam Usa Incorporated accumulated 1,417 shares. Fifth Third Bancorporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) for 6,774 shares. Bluestein R H & Communications holds 3,002 shares. Cadence Mgmt Limited Liability owns 5,634 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Advsr Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.04% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) or 10,990 shares. Telemus Capital Limited Co holds 2,000 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. 451 are owned by Brown Brothers Harriman & Communication. Winslow Evans & Crocker, Massachusetts-based fund reported 6,218 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Constellation Brands had 68 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) rating on Thursday, October 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $148 target. The stock of Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) earned “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, June 26. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $153 target in Thursday, August 27 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, January 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 7 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by SunTrust. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 30 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was initiated by UBS on Tuesday, December 15 with “Neutral”. Cowen & Co upgraded the shares of STZ in report on Monday, November 23 to “Outperform” rating.

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